Social Designer

Job description

Social Designer – McCann Live

Location: McCann Campus, Macclesfield (Hybrid/Remote working)

We are looking for a mid level Social Media Designer to work on one of the most exciting retail brands in the UK.

The Part You’ll Play as Social Designer…

We are looking for an experienced digital/social creative to create campaigns that live in social but go beyond the platforms and become part of popular culture. You will work with our creative teams to develop creative ideas that gets everyone talking on social media. You will champion social creative excellence, upskill the team and push the boundaries of creative output for the department.

Our client is the epitome of a challenger brand. As such, they want the creative teams to come up with things that scare them [a little] and will get the brand talked about. You will have licence to come up with concepts that perhaps wouldn’t be possible for other corporate clients.

As part of the McCann LIVE UK team, the social designer will have the backing of one of the UK’s largest and most awarded networks. You will work with a wider dedicated social creative and planning team. You will need to come up with social specific ideas and create the content for those ideas.

We don’t need someone to make ads, but someone to create cultural moments.

As Social Designer You’ll Bring…

The Social Designer should have a decent sense of comedy, know what people love on social and know how to tap into popular cultural trends. Their ideas will stop thumbs, make people smile and be shared across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

You should be able to demonstrate:

A passion and understanding of social and the social platforms.
An expert knowledge of what works on different social channels.
Experience of collaboration with a wider integrated team.
Excellent skills in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, InDesign, XD and Illustrator. After effects would be useful but isn’t essential.
A portfolio of similar work to be able to demonstrate your experience and knowledge.
Experience working with or for high profile consumer brands – retail experience would be particularly advantageous

About Us...

Ghosts. A swimming pool. A cat named Tom. At McCann Manchester, it’s fair to say we’re a little different.

Here the people make the agency, they are what makes our work so unique. That’s why we’re on the look-out for the people who will fit best. We’re a creative agency spread across eight acres of countryside in Cheshire, and the rumours are true, we also have a pub, bistro and gym all on-site. McCann Manchester is a big family - the largest integrated agency in the UK in fact.

The Package

Competitive salary + excellent benefits

The Agency

McCann Manchester

Hello! We’re McCann Manchester. When it comes to marketing communications agencies, we're a bit different. For starters, you’ll find us on a unique country house campus in rural Cheshire. This is home to 370 hugely talented people with skills in just about every marketing specialism you’ll ever need - and it also comes with its very own on-site pub and a gaggle of ghosts. But don’t be deceived by the rural idyll. We work with many of Britain’s best-known and best-loved brands. Our campus creates an environment that nurtures great thinking and great ideas.

Our digital offering, McCann Connected, is a top 30 digital agency ( and its 140 specialists span the paid, owned and earned landscapes, including content production. We help our clients make sense of the complex journeys consumers make and develop marketing solutions without bias or borders. We help connect consumers with brands, technology, and, of course, each other. Customers don’t live or shop in digital silos, so we don’t operate in them, and we recognise that today’s customer journeys are more complex than ever. Our response is to create digital solutions to your business challenges that exist without borders or boundaries.

It doesn’t matter if it’s advertising, PR, digital, media, search or social media, a great idea that helps our clients grow their business is always a great idea. As we say, where we work is very much part of how we work. And how we work is by helping brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. If you’re meaningful, you’re relevant and have a clear role. And if you’re relevant and have a clear role, you’re more likely to be valued, loved and most importantly used by and bought by consumers.

We create meaning by harnessing the power of truth. When H K McCann established the company more than 100 years ago, he came up with a compelling idea; find a truth and tell it well. It’s a philosophy that has stood the test of time. More than a century later, we are still guided by the thinking of our founder. We call it Truth Well Told.